Top Announcements Made in 2011 | Matthew Treon

treon jonny-greenwood2012 will see the return of both Quentin Tarantino and Joaquin Phoenix.

1. Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead (who scored There WIll Be Blood) will be scoring P.T. Anderson’s new movie The Master. The movie involves a religion called The Cause and will star Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern. Apparently, Greenwood is working with British jazz trio Zed-U for the studio performance of the score.

2. Quentin Tarantino’s next movie is slated to be a spaghetti western titled Django Unchained. Not much is known about the script yet, but attached to the movie are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Waltz, Kurt Russell, and Jamie Foxx.

3. Outkast’s Big Boi is working with Modest Mouse on the band’s next album. Not much more is yet known about the album or collaboration, but not much more even needs to be said.

4. MP Publishing is coming to America and putting out Stephen Graham Jones’ new novel Growing Up Dead in Texas. Jones is a novelist (most often living in the world of horror and all-around gruesomeness) who grew up in Texas. Growing Up Dead in Texas deals with, well, as MP Publishing’s website puts it:

“It was a fire that could be seen for miles, a fire that split the community, a fire that turned families on each other, a fire that it’s still hard to get a straight answer about. A quarter of a century ago, someone held a match to Greenwood, Texas’s cotton. Stephen Graham Jones was 12 that year. What he remembers best, what’s stuck with him all this time, is that nobody ever came forward to claim that destruction. And nobody was ever caught. This fire didn’t start twenty-five years ago. It had been smoldering for years by then. And everybody knew it. Getting them to say anything about it’s another thing, though. Some secrets were buried on purpose.”

5. Mark Z. Danielewski’s novella The Fifty-Year Sword will finally be released inAmerica. The novella is a “mature-audience” ghost story in the disguised form of a children’s book. As of yet, the book has only been published in the Netherlands.

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